Caitlyn White, Photography
Ever since I was a child I have always had the love for photography. I remember using old throw away cameras. Growing up my family continued to buy me different types of cameras. I eventually taught myself how to take different types of pictures which led me to pursue my education further. This led me to enroll in Delaware County Community College in the photography program. One Photographer that inspired me to take pictures of decaying places was Rebecca Lilith Bathory.
She is such a great inspiration and her work is phenomenal. When looking at this photo from her Orphans in Time series it makes me wonder where the staircase leads to. It really makes you think about what this place is. This makes me want to explore the place and get familiar with the surroundings. This is the type of work I like to do in my free time and also for class.
My experience in my classes has taught me so much. I have learned there are so many different aspects to photography than just snapping a button. For example I have learned lighting techniques such as one point lighting that makes your photo more dramatic . You also have two point lighting which brightens up the photos and makes it more vibrant. My favorite lighting to use would have to be one point lighting because one side is dark and the other side is bright showing detail of the face such as the subject's bright color eyes and white teeth.
The intention of my pieces are to grab the viewer's attention such as with the use of one point lighting it blacking out one side of my subjects face making it more interesting to look at. In my landscapes I do not shoot forward; I shoot from all angles. In my work I have used various mixed media. I have done things from black and white pieces to, color, Van Dyke Brown, Cyanotypes, and even Salt prints. My photos consist of Landscapes, portraits, wildlife and decaying buildings.
In my near future I see myself becoming a well known photographer working for National Geographic or becoming a crime scene photographer. Once my career takes off, I would like to move away and build my dream home and start a family. I hope to be successful enough to make a living with my photography skills.